Donald Frederick Jones passed suddenly October 7, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. He was born in Houston, Texas and was raised in Bartlesville. He graduated from College High School and attended Oklahoma State University. Don served in the navy. After his service, he and his family returned back to Bartlesville. Don attended First Baptist Church of Bartlesville for more than 25 years. He was also an actively involved with the Methodist Men's Prayer breakfast and Promise Keepers. He has left friends behind in many places. He was a compassionate man with a huge sense of humor. He loved his family deeply and devoted much of his life to working hard to support them. In 2002, he moved to Denver, Co. where he resided until his death.
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He is survived by his loved ones: Brother, Rick Jones of Denver, Sister, Jan Jones Evans of Shell Knob, Mo., Dot Jones of Bartlesville, his daughters Lynn Curto of Fort Lauderdale, Debbie Jones and Donna Jones Keffer of Tulsa, his grandchildren Matthew Curto of Bradenton, Florida and Kaitlyn Jones, Madeline and Wiley Keffer of Tulsa, and his great grandchildren Alex and Ryan Curto of Bradenton, Florida. He was proceeded in death by his daughter Beverly Jones and his parents W.W. (Bill) and Adelle Jones.
A memorial service will be held at First Baptist Church, Bartlesville 11:00am Saturday, October 20,2012. In lieu of flowers, we are requesting that a donation be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Association- link below. As a Type 2 diabetic, Dad was heart broken to learn that his grand daughter Madeline was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when she was only 14 months old. Each year the family participates in raising awareness and funds to further research to assist in the management and eventual cure of Diabetes. Madeline's team is called Madeline's Marchers. This year we will be marching in memory of Don and with great hope for a cure in Madeline's lifetime.
Published in Examiner-Enterprise from Oct. 17 to Nov. 16, 2012